Peterborough Memorial Centre

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Peterborough Memorial Centre
Peterborough Memorial Centre.JPG
Peterborough Memorial Centre
Coordinates 44°17′19″N 78°18′56″W / 44.28861°N 78.31556°W / 44.28861; -78.31556Coordinates: 44°17′19″N 78°18′56″W / 44.28861°N 78.31556°W / 44.28861; -78.31556
Capacity Ice Hockey: 3,729 (4,329 with standing room)
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground 1954
Opened November 8, 1956[3]
Renovated 2003
Construction cost C$875,000
($7.86 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Architect Blackwell, Craig & Zeidler[2]
General contractor Eastwood Construction[2]
Peterborough Petes (OHL) (1956–present)
Peterborough Lakers MSL (1968–present)
Interior of Peterborough Memorial Centre before renovation

The Peterborough Memorial Centre is a 4,329-seat multi-purpose arena in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Built in 1956, it is now home to the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League and the Peterborough Lakers of the Major Series Lacrosse league.

The Peterborough Memorial Centre is a single-pad arena. It is most noted for having a large stage to the south end of the arena and a large portrait of the Queen painted by notable local artist David Bierk hanging above the ice. It is named in honour of the many war veterans who came from the region.

Along with hockey, the arena has hosted many events from trade shows, summer fairs, to lacrosse games and corporate Christmas celebrations for large industries such as Canadian General Electric.

In 2003, the Memorial Centre was renovated adding 24 luxury box suites, improved concessions, a licensed restaurant, new seats, boards, scoreboard and the addition of air conditioning. In late 2005 the building added a full video scoreboard. When the Memorial Centre was renovated, the stage was replaced with a restaurant.


  1. ^ Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada. "Consumer Price Index, historical summary". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 26, 2018.  CANSIM, table (for fee) 326-0021 and Catalogue nos. 62-001-X, 62-010-X and 62-557-X. And "Consumer Price Index, by province (monthly) (Canada)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Peterborough Memorial Centre Building Committee Fonds". Archives Canada. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ Barrie, Don (July 25, 2009). "Many Memorable Sporting Moments in Peterborough". Pembroke Daily Observer. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 

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